Relocation positions TEAM for growth both domestically and internationally
HOUSTON, TEXAS, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 – TEAM Oil Tools (TEAM) announces manufacturing operations in Tulsa have recently moved into a new 110,000sq.ft. “state of the art” manufacturing facility (with 25,000 sq. ft. of office space) equipped with machine upgrades to improve the quality, efficiency and capacity of the manufacturing operation to support TEAM’s anticipated growth. In addition to this relocation a team of proven managers experienced in manufacturing, engineering and operations has been added to support and guide this growth.
“In preparation for our projected growth both in domestic and International operations, we have made these organizational changes, and created an experienced management team, better to position us for the future and to fulfill the full potential of TEAM as a “go to” supplier of fit for purpose completion products and services,” said Dale Fain President and CEO of TEAM Oil Tools.
Mr. Tim Matthews is appointed as Manufacturing Manager. Following 4 years as a US Marine Corps pilot, Tim gained his degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and embarked on a varied career in manufacturing management in the defense, hardware, utilities and petroleum industries. His wide background and experience is proving to be a major asset in ensuring that the new manufacturing facility reaches its’ full potential.
The Engineering department has been divided into two sections, a Sustaining Engineering group concentrating on existing products and a New Product Development group, both based in Tulsa. The latter is now managed by Mr. Steve Jackson an Industrial Engineering graduate of Sam Houston State University, who has spent some 30 years in the petroleum industry working in various engineering capacities for Guiberson, Dresser Oil Tools, Schlumberger and Weatherford International, with the last 10 years in management positions.
Mr. Randy Jones has joined the company in a dual capacity as Director of Composite Products and Intellectual Property Coordinator. Randy gained his BBA in Aviation Management from Boise State University, an MBA from California State University and most recently his EJD in Technology Law from Concord Law School in California. He has 30 years of experience, initially in aircraft and aerospace technology and subsequently in specialty materials with Alcoa and ITT where he was closely involved in the development of composite products for the Marine and the Oil and Gas industries and holds 15 related patents. His broad experience of composites and his close involvement with patents in general are going to be a major asset to TEAM in the development of innovative composite products and control of its intellectual property. Randy will be based in the corporate office in The Woodlands.
With the emphasis on volume and innovation that these changes will bring, it is critical that the sales and operations side of the business should grow similarly. Accordingly Mr. Tom Rogers is appointed Manager of Sales and Operations, based in Houston. Tom, a Business Administration graduate of Dallas Baptist University, has been involved in the petroleum industry for some 35 years with Baker Oil Tools, AVA International, Dresser Oil Tools and Weatherford in quality assurance, customer service, field operations and sales management. He has managed operations in Venezuela, Syria and most recently in Romania covering the Black Sea area – valuable experience as TEAM works to develop business outside the USA.